The WASHINGTON and the INDIANA will both be gunning for a victory on 12/10/2018 at 7:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
WASHINGTON WIZARDS vs INDIANA PACERS
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, December 10, 2018
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
|509||WASHINGTON||-6 (-110)||214.5 (-110)||200
TV: 7:05 PM
PREDICTION: INDIANA , WASHINGTON
Oddsmakers currently have the INDIANA listed as -6 point favorites versus the WASHINGTON, while the game’s total is sitting at 214.5.
All-Star guard Victor Oladipo remains out indefinitely with a knee injury, but that isn’t stopping the Indiana Pacers from finding wins. The Pacers will try to push their current streak to four straight and improve to 7-4 since Oladipo went down when they host the Washington Wizards on Monday.
The Pacers held each of the last three opponents under 100 points and recovered from a lackluster first half to knock off the Sacramento Kings 107-97 on Saturday. “It’s just about playing hard,” Indiana center Myles Turner told reporters. “I know I said that a lot, about playing hard, but that’s what it is. We started the game so lackadaisical and I think around halftime we kind of got a fire lit under us and just started playing so much better.” The Wizards remain maddeningly inconsistent and followed up a three-game winning streak with a 116-101 loss at lowly Cleveland on Saturday. “It was definitely disappointing,” shooting guard Bradley Beal told reporters of the loss. “We didn’t come out with the same focus and intensity as the last three games that we won. We kind of took a step back a little bit.”
TV: 7 p.m. ET, NBCS Washington, FS Indiana
ABOUT THE WIZARDS (11-15): Washington allowed the Cavaliers to shoot 52.8 percent from the floor and knock down 15 3-pointers, and coach Scott Brooks wasn’t happy with his team’s intensity. “I’m disappointed in the way our mindset wasn’t right,” Brooks told reporters. “We gave up everything they wanted. Give them credit. They attacked and got open shots in the paint. They got open 3’s. When you give teams open opportunities, they are going to take advantage of it. … We didn’t have the right mindset.” All-Star point guard John Wall was the worst of the bunch, finishing with one point on 0-of-5 shooting in 26 minutes while playing through an illness.
ABOUT THE PACERS (16-10): Indiana is surviving the loss of Oladipo by spreading out the points and placed seven scorers in double figures in Saturday’s victory, led by 20 points from power forward Thaddeus Young. Domantas Sabonis led three reserves in double figures with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting in 24 minutes while fighting food poisoning. “We have a lot of weapons on this team and now everybody is playing with confidence,” Turner told reporters. “I think that’s one thing that’s grown a lot. I don’t think guys at the beginning of the season were playing with as much confidence as they’re playing with right now.”
1. Pacers PG Cory Joseph is shooting 53.7 percent from the floor over the last five games.
2. Wizards SF Sam Dekker, who arrived in a trade from Milwaukee, could make his team debut on Monday.
3. Washington took five of the last six in the series.
PREDICTION: Pacers 110, Wizards 96